Yorkshire Vikings continued their impressive Royal London one-day cup form by dismissing Worcestershire for just 141 in today’s encounter at Headingley.
Having cruised to a comfortable six wickets victory over Northamptonshire Steelbacks on Tuesday, Yorkshire maintained that form with Tim Bresnan claiming four for 28 to leave them favourites to claim their third victory of the competition.
Steve Patterson was rested for the second match of the week to allow 16-year-old Matthew Fisher to play his first senior match of the season, but it was Bresnan that set the tone by claiming three early wickets, including two in successive balls during an opening spell of 7-2-24-3.
His impressive early work was followed up by Fisher, who became the youngest cricketer to play a county match last summer aged 15 years and seven months, who removed the dangerous Daryl Mitchell for 33, given lbw playing across the line.
Adil Rashid continued Worcestershire’s demise by claiming three for 21 in his 10 overs and but for a determined last wicket stand of 39 from
40 balls between Joe Leach and Mitchell McClenaghan, Yorkshire would have faced a far more modest total.
Their partnership was ended by Bresnan being recalled to the attack in the 44th over and striking with his second ball, bowling McClenaghan, to leave Leach unbeaten on 43 from 63 balls.